Mastering Agility

Sander Dur and Jim Sammons

The only constant in life is change. Organizations are dealing with constantly changing competition, new insights, innovation and even culture. The term "business agility" has taken a huge surge, in order to mitigate risk and focus more on delivering value. Frameworks like Scrum, SAFe, LeSS, and a whole lot more were created to provide ways to deliver this value. To inspire you, Mastering Agility discusses everything related to business agility with the biggest names in the industry. read less
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Johannes Geske and Stephen Sykes on ScrumMatch
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Johannes Geske and Stephen Sykes on ScrumMatch
SummaryIn this conversation, Sander Dur and his guests discuss the biggest lessons learned during the week and the importance of user feedback in the release strategy. They introduce Scrum Match, a platform that connects companies with true Scrum Masters who can deliver business value. They highlight the need for true Scrum Masters who can use Scrum as a means to an end and differentiate them from Scrum Masters in name only. The hosts also discuss the future of Scrum Match and the scaling of the platform. They emphasize the importance of focus and the value of feedback for both Scrum Masters and employers. In this conversation, the hosts discuss the importance of sponsorship in podcasting and share insights on building and maintaining relationships with sponsors. They emphasize the need to deliver value to sponsors and measure the success of sponsorships. The conversation also covers negotiation strategies for sponsorship deals.TakeawaysUser feedback is crucial in determining the best release strategy and ensuring that clients and users can absorb and work with new features.The industry has produced many Scrum Masters who fail to deliver business results, leading to a lack of trust in the Scrum framework.There is a need for a profession for Scrum Masters to separate those who can deliver value from those who cannot.Scrum Match aims to connect employers with true Scrum Masters who have the practical experience and skills to deliver business value.The future of Scrum Match involves scaling the platform, building partnerships, and expanding beyond just Scrum Masters.
S06 E17 Dan Balcauski on Pricing Strategies
12-02-2024
S06 E17 Dan Balcauski on Pricing Strategies
SummaryThe conversation explores various aspects of pricing strategies, including benefits framing, pricing orientations, value-based pricing, and the challenges associated with it. The importance of regularly reviewing pricing and making incremental changes is emphasized. The fear of pricing conversations and risk mitigation strategies are discussed. The emotional relationship with money and its impact on pricing decisions is explored. The chapter concludes with a discussion on bundling price increases with value increases. The conversation explores the topics of costs, value, different business models, adjusting pricing based on value, defining value, and getting started with pricing strategy. It also touches on the concept of overpriced products.TakeawaysRegularly review and update pricing strategies to align with market changes and customer value.Consider benefits framing and value-based pricing to effectively communicate the value of products or services.Understand the emotional relationship customers have with money and the impact it has on pricing decisions.Mitigate risks associated with pricing changes by conducting market research, testing, and communicating effectively with customers. Consider the costs and value of your product or service when determining pricing.Different business models, such as razor and razor blades, can impact pricing strategies.Adjust pricing based on the value customers receive from your product or service.Define value by understanding the functional, emotional, and social jobs your product or service fulfills.Start thinking about your pricing strategy early in your company's development and treat it as an ongoing process.Perceived value plays a significant role in customers' willingness to pay.Be mindful of unexpected fees and their impact on customers' perception of value.The most overpriced products can vary based on individual perspectives and preferences.
S06 E15 Becky Savill on Workplace Learning for Human Beings
22-01-2024
S06 E15 Becky Savill on Workplace Learning for Human Beings
SummaryIn this conversation, Becky Savill discusses her recently launched book and the importance of workplace learning for humans. She shares her experience of unpacking the physical copy of her book and the pride she felt in achieving this milestone. Becky emphasizes the need for self-directed learning and the limitations of traditional learning approaches. She also discusses her career transition from audio engineer to scrum master and the skills she gained from her previous profession. The conversation highlights the importance of creating space for learning in organizations and the cultural shift needed to prioritize learning investments. The conversation explores the importance of seeking diverse perspectives and learning from others. It emphasizes the value of being the smartest person in the room and the benefits of expanding perspectives beyond the agile field. The discussion also touches on the experience of writing a book as a couple and provides advice for personal growth and development.TakeawaysSelf-directed learning is more effective and engaging than traditional approaches.Creating space and a culture that supports learning is essential for individual and organizational growth.Learning communities, such as communities of practice, provide valuable opportunities for collaboration and knowledge sharing.Balancing structure and flexibility in learning approaches allows for individual preferences and needs to be met.Investing in learning and development is crucial for attracting and retaining top talent in organizations. Seek opportunities to be the smartest person in the room and help others, but also gravitate towards rooms where you can learn from experienced individuals.Expand your perspectives beyond the agile field and seek agility outside of agility.Collaborating on a project with your partner can be a rewarding experience that strengthens your relationship.Be curious and ask open-ended questions to learn from others and seek diverse perspectives.Don't overthink and be brave in pursuing your goals and seeking feedback.If you like our podcast, please leave us a review. This helps us to grow the show and bring in even bigger guests.Sponsors:ScrumMatch: https://scrummatch.com/enXebia Academy: https://xebia.com/academy/nl/
S06 E14 Teresa Torres on Leading Products through Discovery
15-01-2024
S06 E14 Teresa Torres on Leading Products through Discovery
Summary In this conversation, Teresa Torres discusses the importance of product discovery and how it differs from product development. She emphasizes the need to focus on building the right things and highlights the value of talking to customers regularly. Torres provides practical tips for engaging customers in the discovery process, including how to conduct effective interviews and use data to enhance the conversation. She also addresses organizational resistance and offers strategies for bridging the gap between product and sales teams. Overall, the conversation highlights the significance of customer-centricity in product development. In this conversation, Teresa Torres discusses various aspects of the discovery process in product management. She provides insights on dealing with unwilling participants in interviews, the use of recordings to involve the entire team, and the role of AI tools in synthesis. Torres also shares her perspective on roadmaps in the discovery process and how they can be adapted to represent ambiguity and uncertainty. Additionally, she shares a story about discovering the team was building the wrong thing and highlights the workplace depicted in the TV show 'The West Wing' as an ideal environment.TakeawaysProduct discovery focuses on building the right things, while product development focuses on how to build them.Regularly talking to customers is essential for understanding their needs and building the right products.Effective customer interviews involve asking open-ended questions and collecting specific stories about past behavior.Overcoming organizational resistance requires starting small, building rapport with stakeholders, and demonstrating the value of customer insights.Find out more about Teresa's content:The book: https://www.producttalk.org/The blog: https://www.producttalk.org/blog/The course: https://learn.producttalk.org/homeCheck out our sponsor: www.scrummatch.comwww.xebia.com
S06 E13 Cliff Hazell on Lessons from working at Spotify
08-01-2024
S06 E13 Cliff Hazell on Lessons from working at Spotify
SummaryThe conversation covers topics such as dealing with remote teams, clear communication in remote work, the future of remote work, managing information overload, maintaining structure in communication tools, the importance of facilitation in meetings, balancing autonomy and alignment, the danger of focusing on shiny new tools, the shift from output to outcome, optimizing what we build, measuring output, outcomes, and impacts, finding the balance between autonomy and constraints, funding and budgeting agile work, and balancing autonomy and constraints in product design. In this conversation, Cliff Hazell shares insights on Spotify's product development approach and the challenges of implementing change in organizations. He emphasizes the importance of empowering product owners and managers to make decisions and secure the necessary budget. Cliff also discusses the need to treat investments differently, depending on the desired outcomes. He highlights the cultural challenges of working in diverse teams and the importance of open communication and understanding. The conversation also touches on budgeting in government organizations and offers advice on how to increase the chances of getting hired at Spotify.TakeawaysInvest in good, clear, written communication in remote teams.Focus on outcomes rather than just output.Balance autonomy and alignment in organizations.Avoid over-focusing on shiny new tools and frameworks.Regularly review and measure the impact of the work being done.Create a balance between autonomy and constraints in product design.Consider a rolling window approach to funding and budgeting work.If you like our podcast, please leave us a review. This helps us to grow the show and bring in even bigger guests. Sponsors:ScrumMatch: https://scrummatch.com/enXebia Academy: https://xebia.com/academy/nl/
S06 E12 Omnipresence and Needing to be Perfect
02-01-2024
S06 E12 Omnipresence and Needing to be Perfect
SummaryIn this second part of the conversation, Jim and Sander discuss their holiday plans and reflect on the highlights of the podcast in 2023. They also share their dream guests for future episodes and discuss the importance of understanding root causes in problem-solving. They explore how Scrum Masters can help teams become more effective and the need to build environments for product success. They also discuss the challenges of avoiding reactive approaches and the importance of continuous improvement. Finally, they discuss the importance of recognizing blind spots and areas for improvement. In this conversation, Jim and Sander discuss various topics related to their professional lives and personal preferences. They explore the balance between quality and satisfaction, the importance of professional emotional regulation, and the need to bury unwanted concepts. They also touch on the issue of hate and ad hominem attacks on social media and the value of constructive feedback. The conversation concludes with a discussion about the misuse of the Shu-Ha-Ri model and the joy of holiday food traditions.TakeawaysReflecting on the highlights of the past year can provide valuable insights and learning opportunities.Understanding root causes is important for effective problem-solving and preventing recurring issues.Scrum Masters can have a wider impact by building their skills and focusing on continuous improvement.Creating environments for product success is crucial for long-term value creation.Avoiding reactive approaches and focusing on proactive measures can lead to better outcomes.Recognizing blind spots and areas for improvement is essential for personal and professional growth. Balancing quality and satisfaction is important in professional work.Professional emotional regulation is crucial for maintaining composure and being a calming influence.It's okay to have strengths and weaknesses, and not everyone has to be good at everything.Unwanted concepts and practices should be buried to make room for more effective approaches.Hate and ad hominem attacks on social media should be replaced with constructive feedback.Being candid is important, but it's essential to avoid being an asshole.Teaching should be focused on practical application rather than just theoretical knowledge.Being a little like Mr. Miyagi and withholding certain information can be beneficial in facilitating learning.Helping others should not be driven by selfish motives.Identifying as a teacher or educator depends on the specific context and knowledge.Food and holiday traditions bring joy and create memorable experiences.Don't forget to check out our sponsor: https://scrummatch.com/en
S06 E11 2023 Reflections and Finding Root Causes
27-12-2023
S06 E11 2023 Reflections and Finding Root Causes
SummaryIn this conversation, Jim and Sander discuss their holiday plans and reflect on the highlights of the podcast in 2023. They also share their dream guests for future episodes and discuss the importance of understanding root causes in problem-solving. They explore how Scrum Masters can help teams become more effective and the need to build environments for product success. They also discuss the challenges of avoiding reactive approaches and the importance of continuous improvement. Finally, they discuss the importance of recognizing blind spots and areas for improvement. In this conversation, Jim and Sander discuss various topics related to their professional lives and personal preferences. They explore the balance between quality and satisfaction, the importance of professional emotional regulation, and the need to bury unwanted concepts. They also touch on the issue of hate and ad hominem attacks on social media and the value of constructive feedback. The conversation concludes with a discussion about the misuse of the Shu-Ha-Ri model and the joy of holiday food traditions.TakeawaysReflecting on the highlights of the past year can provide valuable insights and learning opportunities.Understanding root causes is important for effective problem-solving and preventing recurring issues.Scrum Masters can have a wider impact by building their skills and focusing on continuous improvement.Creating environments for product success is crucial for long-term value creation.Avoiding reactive approaches and focusing on proactive measures can lead to better outcomes.Recognizing blind spots and areas for improvement is essential for personal and professional growth. Balancing quality and satisfaction is important in professional work.Professional emotional regulation is crucial for maintaining composure and being a calming influence.It's okay to have strengths and weaknesses, and not everyone has to be good at everything.Unwanted concepts and practices should be buried to make room for more effective approaches.Hate and ad hominem attacks on social media should be replaced with constructive feedback.Being candid is important, but it's essential to avoid being an asshole.Teaching should be focused on practical application rather than just theoretical knowledge.Being a little like Mr. Miyagi and withholding certain information can be beneficial in facilitating learning.Helping others should not be driven by selfish motives.Identifying as a teacher or educator depends on the specific context and knowledge.Food and holiday traditions bring joy and create memorable experiences.
S06 E10 Dave Snowden on Organizing for Emergence
21-12-2023
S06 E10 Dave Snowden on Organizing for Emergence
In this conversation, Dave Snowden discusses various topics related to complexity, agility, and decision-making. He shares his experiences with travel and speaking engagements, emphasizing the importance of listening to the audience and adapting his presentations accordingly. Dave highlights patterns and cynicism in the Agile community, cautioning against the commoditization of Agile and the reliance on motivational speakers. He explains the principles of organizing for emergence and complexity, emphasizing the need to work with how things are and focus on local interactions. Dave also discusses the outcome of complexity models, the risk of losing purpose in breaking things down, and the challenge of organizational attention span. He concludes by discussing the contribution opportunities for Hexi and the importance of creating a capability to handle unknown unknowables. The conversation explores the concept of constant complexity in the world and the need for adaptability and strategic thinking. The impact of AI and ecological collapse is discussed, highlighting the potential risks and opportunities they present. The tension between control and empowerment in organizations is examined, along with the role of risk in decision-making. The importance of building ecosystems and embracing distributed decision-making is emphasized. The conversation concludes with a reflection on the impact of work and the future of the Agile landscape.TakeawaysListen to the audience and adapt presentations accordinglyBeware of the commoditization of Agile and the reliance on motivational speakersOrganize for emergence and complexity by working with how things are and focusing on local interactionsQuantify human judgment and detect anomalies to make better decisionsCreate a capability to handle unknown unknowables and shift to a profession mindset The world is experiencing constant complexity, and organizations need to adapt and embrace strategic thinking to navigate this reality.AI and ecological collapse are significant factors that are changing the business landscape and require proactive preparation.Overdependence on technology can hinder adaptability and resilience, and organizations should strive for a balance between technology and human intelligence.Risk should be considered in decision-making, and organizations should focus on reducing risk through distributed decision-making and building ecosystems.The impact of work extends beyond individual contributions, and collective efforts and teamwork are essential for long-term success.The Agile landscape should focus on collaboration, innovation, and addressing unarticulated problems to become a sustainable movement.For questions or requests that you would like us to check on, please drop a message on LinkedIn or join the Mastering Agility Discord community!Participate as an audience memberMastering Agility MuralMastering Agility merch
S06 E09 Starting with Scrum and forming your Scrum Team
11-12-2023
S06 E09 Starting with Scrum and forming your Scrum Team
For questions or requests that you would like us to check on, please drop a message on LinkedIn or join the Mastering Agility Discord community! Participate as an audience member Mastering Agility Mural Mastering Agility merch Sander Dur Sander Dur is a Professional Scrum Trainer at Scrum.org, podcast host of Mastering Agility, Professional Scrum Master and Lead Agile Consultant, and trainer at Xebia. Besides this, he's an avid writer for predominantly Serious Scrum on Medium.com. Sander has a major passion for the human side in complex domains. Ensuring a high level of psychological safety, therefore, is a critical part of his work. Organizations in complex domains can only survive when innovating. Innovation can only take place with the right balance between low social friction and high intellectual friction. While most organizations now understand how to apply Agile frameworks, they struggle with the delivery of value. Psychological safety is the next step in this evolution and Sander has a huge drive to help organizations reach that step. Sander is enthusiastic, open-minded, and ambitious. He finds interpersonal relationships and intrinsic motivations very important in team dynamics. Besides his work, Sander loves to spend time with his family, enjoys sports and eating healthy, barbecuing, riding his motorcycle, and traveling. Jim Sammons My passion is helping people to: Do more of the right work (and less of the wrong work).Create more actual teams than just groups of people who work together.Learning how to improve themselves, their team, and their organization incrementally.Understand that less, not more, is usually part of the answer to some of the hardest questions we all face.See their workplaces, teams, and their sphere of influence as something that is evolving, which requires an evolution of all of its parts to adapt. Throughout my career, I have worked with clients of all sizes, industries, and technologies.  Whether it’s leading a transformative strategy at a Fortune 100 or helping a new startup understand its unique value proposition the common focus I bring to each role is “making people better.” Contact us at: Masteringagility.org https://xebia.com/academy/nl/trainers/sander-dur https://www.linkedin.com/in/jamessammons/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/sanderdur/
S06 E08 Unlocking Business Agility with EBM with Patricia Kong, Ryan Ripley, Todd Miller, and Kurt Bittner
05-12-2023
S06 E08 Unlocking Business Agility with EBM with Patricia Kong, Ryan Ripley, Todd Miller, and Kurt Bittner
For questions or requests that you would like us to check on, please drop a message on LinkedIn or join the Mastering Agility Discord community! Participate as an audience member Mastering Agility Mural Mastering Agility merch Sander Dur Sander Dur is a Professional Scrum Trainer at Scrum.org, podcast host of Mastering Agility, Professional Scrum Master and Lead Agile Consultant, and trainer at Xebia. Besides this, he's an avid writer for predominantly Serious Scrum on Medium.com. Sander has a major passion for the human side in complex domains. Ensuring a high level of psychological safety, therefore, is a critical part of his work. Organizations in complex domains can only survive when innovating. Innovation can only take place with the right balance between low social friction and high intellectual friction. While most organizations now understand how to apply Agile frameworks, they struggle with the delivery of value. Psychological safety is the next step in this evolution and Sander has a huge drive to help organizations reach that step. Sander is enthusiastic, open-minded, and ambitious. He finds interpersonal relationships and intrinsic motivations very important in team dynamics. Besides his work, Sander loves to spend time with his family, enjoys sports and eating healthy, barbecuing, riding his motorcycle, and traveling. Jim Sammons My passion is helping people to: Do more of the right work (and less of the wrong work).Create more actual teams than just groups of people who work together.Learning how to improve themselves, their team, and their organization incrementally.Understand that less, not more, is usually part of the answer to some of the hardest questions we all face.See their workplaces, teams, and their sphere of influence as something that is evolving, which requires an evolution of all of its parts to adapt. Throughout my career, I have worked with clients of all sizes, industries, and technologies.  Whether it’s leading a transformative strategy at a Fortune 100 or helping a new startup understand its unique value proposition the common focus I bring to each role is “making people better.” Contact us at: Masteringagility.org https://xebia.com/academy/nl/trainers/sander-dur https://www.linkedin.com/in/jamessammons/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/sanderdur/
S06 E07 Visualisation Superpowers and the Importance of Testing with Brendan Gardner
23-11-2023
S06 E07 Visualisation Superpowers and the Importance of Testing with Brendan Gardner
For questions or requests that you would like us to check on, please drop a message on LinkedIn or join the Mastering Agility Discord community!Participate as an audience memberMastering Agility MuralMastering Agility merchSander DurSander Dur is a Professional Scrum Trainer at Scrum.org, podcast host of Mastering Agility, Professional Scrum Master and Lead Agile Consultant, and trainer at Xebia. Besides this, he's an avid writer for predominantly Serious Scrum on Medium.com. Sander has a major passion for the human side in complex domains. Ensuring a high level of psychological safety, therefore, is a critical part of his work. Organizations in complex domains can only survive when innovating. Innovation can only take place with the right balance between low social friction and high intellectual friction. While most organizations now understand how to apply Agile frameworks, they struggle with the delivery of value. Psychological safety is the next step in this evolution and Sander has a huge drive to help organizations reach that step. Sander is enthusiastic, open-minded, and ambitious. He finds interpersonal relationships and intrinsic motivations very important in team dynamics. Besides his work, Sander loves to spend time with his family, enjoys sports and eating healthy, barbecuing, riding his motorcycle, and traveling.Jim SammonsMy passion is helping people to:Do more of the right work (and less of the wrong work).Create more actual teams than just groups of people who work together.Learning how to improve themselves, their team, and their organization incrementally.Understand that less, not more, is usually part of the answer to some of the hardest questions we all face.See their workplaces, teams, and their sphere of influence as something that is evolving, which requires an evolution of all of its parts to adapt.Throughout my career, I have worked with clients of all sizes, industries, and technologies.  Whether it’s leading a transformative strategy at a Fortune 100 or helping a new startup understand its unique value proposition the common focus I bring to each role is “making people better.”Support the showContact us at:Masteringagility.orghttps://xebia.com/academy/nl/trainers/sander-durhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/jamessammons/https://www.linkedin.com/in/sanderdur/
S06 E06 Driving Value with Sprint Goals with Maarten Dalmijn
20-11-2023
S06 E06 Driving Value with Sprint Goals with Maarten Dalmijn
For questions or requests that you would like us to check on, please drop a message on LinkedIn or join the Mastering Agility Discord community!Participate as an audience memberMastering Agility MuralMastering Agility merchSander DurSander Dur is a Professional Scrum Trainer at Scrum.org, podcast host of Mastering Agility, Professional Scrum Master and Lead Agile Consultant, and trainer at Xebia. Besides this, he's an avid writer for predominantly Serious Scrum on Medium.com. Sander has a major passion for the human side in complex domains. Ensuring a high level of psychological safety, therefore, is a critical part of his work. Organizations in complex domains can only survive when innovating. Innovation can only take place with the right balance between low social friction and high intellectual friction. While most organizations now understand how to apply Agile frameworks, they struggle with the delivery of value. Psychological safety is the next step in this evolution and Sander has a huge drive to help organizations reach that step. Sander is enthusiastic, open-minded, and ambitious. He finds interpersonal relationships and intrinsic motivations very important in team dynamics. Besides his work, Sander loves to spend time with his family, enjoys sports and eating healthy, barbecuing, riding his motorcycle, and traveling.Jim SammonsMy passion is helping people to:Do more of the right work (and less of the wrong work).Create more actual teams than just groups of people who work together.Learning how to improve themselves, their team, and their organization incrementally.Understand that less, not more, is usually part of the answer to some of the hardest questions we all face.See their workplaces, teams, and their sphere of influence as something that is evolving, which requires an evolution of all of its parts to adapt.Throughout my career, I have worked with clients of all sizes, industries, and technologies.  Whether it’s leading a transformative strategy at a Fortune 100 or helping a new startup understand its unique value proposition the common focus I bring to each role is “making people better.”Support the showContact us at:Masteringagility.orghttps://xebia.com/academy/nl/trainers/sander-durhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/jamessammons/https://www.linkedin.com/in/sanderdur/
S06 E05 Making Change Last and a Thousand Tangents
16-11-2023
S06 E05 Making Change Last and a Thousand Tangents
For questions or requests that you would like us to check on, please drop a message on LinkedIn or join the Mastering Agility Discord community!Participate as an audience memberMastering Agility MuralMastering Agility merchSander DurSander Dur is a Professional Scrum Trainer at Scrum.org, podcast host of Mastering Agility, Professional Scrum Master and Lead Agile Consultant, and trainer at Xebia. Besides this, he's an avid writer for predominantly Serious Scrum on Medium.com. Sander has a major passion for the human side in complex domains. Ensuring a high level of psychological safety, therefore, is a critical part of his work. Organizations in complex domains can only survive when innovating. Innovation can only take place with the right balance between low social friction and high intellectual friction. While most organizations now understand how to apply Agile frameworks, they struggle with the delivery of value. Psychological safety is the next step in this evolution and Sander has a huge drive to help organizations reach that step. Sander is enthusiastic, open-minded, and ambitious. He finds interpersonal relationships and intrinsic motivations very important in team dynamics. Besides his work, Sander loves to spend time with his family, enjoys sports and eating healthy, barbecuing, riding his motorcycle, and traveling.Jim SammonsMy passion is helping people to:Do more of the right work (and less of the wrong work).Create more actual teams than just groups of people who work together.Learning how to improve themselves, their team, and their organization incrementally.Understand that less, not more, is usually part of the answer to some of the hardest questions we all face.See their workplaces, teams, and their sphere of influence as something that is evolving, which requires an evolution of all of its parts to adapt.Throughout my career, I have worked with clients of all sizes, industries, and technologies.  Whether it’s leading a transformative strategy at a Fortune 100 or helping a new startup understand its unique value proposition the common focus I bring to each role is “making people better.”Support the showContact us at:Masteringagility.orghttps://xebia.com/academy/nl/trainers/sander-durhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/jamessammons/https://www.linkedin.com/in/sanderdur/
S06 E03 Public Speaking with Artur Margonari part 2
13-11-2023
S06 E03 Public Speaking with Artur Margonari part 2
For questions or requests that you would like us to check on, please drop a message on LinkedIn or join the Mastering Agility Discord community!Participate as an audience memberMastering Agility MuralMastering Agility merchSander DurSander Dur is a Professional Scrum Trainer at Scrum.org, podcast host of Mastering Agility, Professional Scrum Master and Lead Agile Consultant, and trainer at Xebia. Besides this, he's an avid writer for predominantly Serious Scrum on Medium.com. Sander has a major passion for the human side in complex domains. Ensuring a high level of psychological safety, therefore, is a critical part of his work. Organizations in complex domains can only survive when innovating. Innovation can only take place with the right balance between low social friction and high intellectual friction. While most organizations now understand how to apply Agile frameworks, they struggle with the delivery of value. Psychological safety is the next step in this evolution and Sander has a huge drive to help organizations reach that step. Sander is enthusiastic, open-minded, and ambitious. He finds interpersonal relationships and intrinsic motivations very important in team dynamics. Besides his work, Sander loves to spend time with his family, enjoys sports and eating healthy, barbecuing, riding his motorcycle, and traveling.Jim SammonsMy passion is helping people to:Do more of the right work (and less of the wrong work).Create more actual teams than just groups of people who work together.Learning how to improve themselves, their team, and their organization incrementally.Understand that less, not more, is usually part of the answer to some of the hardest questions we all face.See their workplaces, teams, and their sphere of influence as something that is evolving, which requires an evolution of all of its parts to adapt.Throughout my career, I have worked with clients of all sizes, industries, and technologies.  Whether it’s leading a transformative strategy at a Fortune 100 or helping a new startup understand its unique value proposition the common focus I bring to each role is “making people better.”Support the showContact us at:Masteringagility.orghttps://xebia.com/academy/nl/trainers/sander-durhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/jamessammons/https://www.linkedin.com/in/sanderdur/
S06 E03 Public Speaking with Artur Margonari part I
09-11-2023
S06 E03 Public Speaking with Artur Margonari part I
For questions or requests that you would like us to check on, please drop a message on LinkedIn or join the Mastering Agility Discord community!Participate as an audience memberMastering Agility MuralMastering Agility merchSander DurSander Dur is a Professional Scrum Trainer at Scrum.org, podcast host of Mastering Agility, Professional Scrum Master and Lead Agile Consultant, and trainer at Xebia. Besides this, he's an avid writer for predominantly Serious Scrum on Medium.com. Sander has a major passion for the human side in complex domains. Ensuring a high level of psychological safety, therefore, is a critical part of his work. Organizations in complex domains can only survive when innovating. Innovation can only take place with the right balance between low social friction and high intellectual friction. While most organizations now understand how to apply Agile frameworks, they struggle with the delivery of value. Psychological safety is the next step in this evolution and Sander has a huge drive to help organizations reach that step. Sander is enthusiastic, open-minded, and ambitious. He finds interpersonal relationships and intrinsic motivations very important in team dynamics. Besides his work, Sander loves to spend time with his family, enjoys sports and eating healthy, barbecuing, riding his motorcycle, and traveling.Jim SammonsMy passion is helping people to:Do more of the right work (and less of the wrong work).Create more actual teams than just groups of people who work together.Learning how to improve themselves, their team, and their organization incrementally.Understand that less, not more, is usually part of the answer to some of the hardest questions we all face.See their workplaces, teams, and their sphere of influence as something that is evolving, which requires an evolution of all of its parts to adapt.Throughout my career, I have worked with clients of all sizes, industries, and technologies.  Whether it’s leading a transformative strategy at a Fortune 100 or helping a new startup understand its unique value proposition the common focus I bring to each role is “making people better.”Support the showContact us at:Masteringagility.orghttps://xebia.com/academy/nl/trainers/sander-durhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/jamessammons/https://www.linkedin.com/in/sanderdur/
S06 E02 Hot takes with Gillie and Sabrina
06-11-2023
S06 E02 Hot takes with Gillie and Sabrina
For questions or requests that you would like us to check on, please drop a message on LinkedIn or join the Mastering Agility Discord community!Participate as an audience memberMastering Agility MuralMastering Agility merchSander DurSander Dur is a Professional Scrum Trainer at Scrum.org, podcast host of Mastering Agility, Professional Scrum Master and Lead Agile Consultant, and trainer at Xebia. Besides this, he's an avid writer for predominantly Serious Scrum on Medium.com. Sander has a major passion for the human side in complex domains. Ensuring a high level of psychological safety, therefore, is a critical part of his work. Organizations in complex domains can only survive when innovating. Innovation can only take place with the right balance between low social friction and high intellectual friction. While most organizations now understand how to apply Agile frameworks, they struggle with the delivery of value. Psychological safety is the next step in this evolution and Sander has a huge drive to help organizations reach that step. Sander is enthusiastic, open-minded, and ambitious. He finds interpersonal relationships and intrinsic motivations very important in team dynamics. Besides his work, Sander loves to spend time with his family, enjoys sports and eating healthy, barbecuing, riding his motorcycle, and traveling.Jim SammonsMy passion is helping people to:Do more of the right work (and less of the wrong work).Create more actual teams than just groups of people who work together.Learning how to improve themselves, their team, and their organization incrementally.Understand that less, not more, is usually part of the answer to some of the hardest questions we all face.See their workplaces, teams, and their sphere of influence as something that is evolving, which requires an evolution of all of its parts to adapt.Throughout my career, I have worked with clients of all sizes, industries, and technologies.  Whether it’s leading a transformative strategy at a Fortune 100 or helping a new startup understand its unique value proposition the common focus I bring to each role is “making people better.”Support the showContact us at:Masteringagility.orghttps://xebia.com/academy/nl/trainers/sander-durhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/jamessammons/https://www.linkedin.com/in/sanderdur/
S06 E01 Forever Employable with Jeff Gothelf
02-11-2023
S06 E01 Forever Employable with Jeff Gothelf
For questions or requests that you would like us to check on, please drop a message on LinkedIn or join the Mastering Agility Discord community!Participate as an audience memberMastering Agility MuralMastering Agility merchSander DurSander Dur is a Professional Scrum Trainer at Scrum.org, podcast host of Mastering Agility, Professional Scrum Master and Lead Agile Consultant, and trainer at Xebia. Besides this, he's an avid writer for predominantly Serious Scrum on Medium.com. Sander has a major passion for the human side in complex domains. Ensuring a high level of psychological safety, therefore, is a critical part of his work. Organizations in complex domains can only survive when innovating. Innovation can only take place with the right balance between low social friction and high intellectual friction. While most organizations now understand how to apply Agile frameworks, they struggle with the delivery of value. Psychological safety is the next step in this evolution and Sander has a huge drive to help organizations reach that step. Sander is enthusiastic, open-minded, and ambitious. He finds interpersonal relationships and intrinsic motivations very important in team dynamics. Besides his work, Sander loves to spend time with his family, enjoys sports and eating healthy, barbecuing, riding his motorcycle, and traveling.Jim SammonsMy passion is helping people to:Do more of the right work (and less of the wrong work).Create more actual teams than just groups of people who work together.Learning how to improve themselves, their team, and their organization incrementally.Understand that less, not more, is usually part of the answer to some of the hardest questions we all face.See their workplaces, teams, and their sphere of influence as something that is evolving, which requires an evolution of all of its parts to adapt.Throughout my career, I have worked with clients of all sizes, industries, and technologies.  Whether it’s leading a transformative strategy at a Fortune 100 or helping a new startup understand its unique value proposition the common focus I bring to each role is “making people better.”Support the showContact us at:Masteringagility.orghttps://xebia.com/academy/nl/trainers/sander-durhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/jamessammons/https://www.linkedin.com/in/sanderdur/
S05 E12 You Are Enough
19-07-2023
S05 E12 You Are Enough
For questions or requests that you would like us to check on, please drop a message on LinkedIn or join the Mastering Agility Discord community!Participate as an audience memberMastering Agility MuralSander DurSander Dur is a Professional Scrum Trainer at Scrum.org, podcast host of Mastering Agility, Professional Scrum Master and Lead Agile Consultant, and trainer at Xebia. Besides this, he's an avid writer for predominantly Serious Scrum on Medium.com. Sander has a major passion for the human side in complex domains. Ensuring a high level of psychological safety, therefore, is a critical part of his work. Organizations in complex domains can only survive when innovating. Innovation can only take place with the right balance between low social friction and high intellectual friction. While most organizations now understand how to apply Agile frameworks, they struggle with the delivery of value. Psychological safety is the next step in this evolution and Sander has a huge drive to help organizations reach that step.   Sander is enthusiastic, open-minded, and ambitious. He finds interpersonal relationships and intrinsic motivations very important in team dynamics. Besides his work, Sander loves to spend time with his family, enjoys sports and eating healthy, barbecuing, riding his motorcycle, and traveling.Jim SammonsMy passion is helping people to:Do more of the right work (and less of the wrong work).Create more actual teams than just groups of people who work together.Learning how to improve themselves, their team, and their organization incrementally.Understand that less, not more, is usually part of the answer to some of the hardest questions we all face.See their workplaces, teams, and their sphere of influence as something that is evolving, which requires an evolution of all of its parts to adapt.Throughout my career, I have worked with clients of all sizes, industries, and technologies.  Whether it’s leading a transformative strategy at a Fortune 100 or helping a new startup understand its unique value proposition the common focus I bring to each role is “making people better.”Support the showContact us at:Masteringagility.orghttps://xebia.com/academy/nl/trainers/sander-durhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/jamessammons/https://www.linkedin.com/in/sanderdur/
S05 E11 Dealing with scattered SDLC processes
11-07-2023
S05 E11 Dealing with scattered SDLC processes
For questions or requests that you would like us to check on, please drop a message on LinkedIn or join the Mastering Agility Discord community!Participate as an audience memberMastering Agility MuralSander DurSander Dur is a Professional Scrum Trainer at Scrum.org, podcast host of Mastering Agility, Professional Scrum Master and Lead Agile Consultant, and trainer at Xebia. Besides this, he's an avid writer for predominantly Serious Scrum on Medium.com. Sander has a major passion for the human side in complex domains. Ensuring a high level of psychological safety, therefore, is a critical part of his work. Organizations in complex domains can only survive when innovating. Innovation can only take place with the right balance between low social friction and high intellectual friction. While most organizations now understand how to apply Agile frameworks, they struggle with the delivery of value. Psychological safety is the next step in this evolution and Sander has a huge drive to help organizations reach that step.   Sander is enthusiastic, open-minded, and ambitious. He finds interpersonal relationships and intrinsic motivations very important in team dynamics. Besides his work, Sander loves to spend time with his family, enjoys sports and eating healthy, barbecuing, riding his motorcycle, and traveling.Jim SammonsMy passion is helping people to:Do more of the right work (and less of the wrong work).Create more actual teams than just groups of people who work together.Learning how to improve themselves, their team, and their organization incrementally.Understand that less, not more, is usually part of the answer to some of the hardest questions we all face.See their workplaces, teams, and their sphere of influence as something that is evolving, which requires an evolution of all of its parts to adapt.Throughout my career, I have worked with clients of all sizes, industries, and technologies.  Whether it’s leading a transformative strategy at a Fortune 100 or helping a new startup understand its unique value proposition the common focus I bring to each role is “making people better.”Support the showContact us at:Masteringagility.orghttps://xebia.com/academy/nl/trainers/sander-durhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/jamessammons/https://www.linkedin.com/in/sanderdur/